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    Chinese Inscribed Bronze Mirror (front)

    4 3/4" w. Astronomical mirror.

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    Chinese Bronze Hand Warmer with Engraved Dragons and Flowers (close up)

    2" h x 2 3/4" w. Ovate body with engraved design of dragons on two sides enclosed in arabesque cartouches and engraved peonies in arabesque cartouches on the other two sides, rectangular cover, domed and cast in relief with a dragon and preforated bale handle, traces of gilding and lacquer.

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    Chinese Bronze Vase (view 1)

    7 1/4 " h. Pyriform body, elongated neck with a long dragon entwined terminating with a bulbous mouth surmounted by an upright cylindrical lip, all supported by a tall splayed foot ring, traces of gilding.

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    Chinese Bronze Vase (view 2)

    7 1/4 " h. Pyriform body, elongated neck with a long draong entwined terminating with a bulbous mouth surmounted by an upright cylindrical lip, all supported by a tall splayed foot ring, traces of gilding.

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    Chinese Xingyao Porcelain Bowl (side)

    3 3/8" h x 6 1/4" at widest point. Unusual form of "Samarra" type. Ovate and faceted octagonally with beaded strips strung vertically between the panels, a grooved ring on the flat base forming a wide foot ring, horizontal fluted interior with impressed floral spray at the bottom, one slightly raised semi-circle at the exterior only with 'tear' stains running toward the base.

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    Chinese Enamel Bronze Fingernail Guard (front)

    3 3/4" l. Arced and tapered fprm with reticulated design on the reverse and enamel floral design on the front.

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    Chinese Jianyao "Hare's Fur" Bowl (top)

    2 3/4" h x 4 5/8" w. Flared side turning upward near the rim and indented toward the footring, the dark brown stoneware is covered with a brown glaze inside and two-thirds of the way down on the outside where it has pooled, thinning on the lip. In addition to the brown, radiating streaks of black are on the interior and exterior.

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    Chinese Carved Yingqing Porcelain Bowl

    2 3/4" h x 6 7/8" w. Conical form with fine wedge-shape foot ring, floral and birds carved with dotted combed effect in the interior, pale blue glaze, base and foot ring partially glazed leaving a small burnt red unglazed area in the center, foliate rim.

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    Chinese Carved Wooden Figure of Old Farmer - front view

    4 1/2" h. A figure of an elderly bearded man in peasant clothes and bare feet, standing, holding a pouch in his right hand by his side and raising his left hand, boxwood.

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    Chinese Jizhou Tomb Vases (pair)

    Pair - 5 1/2" h. Baluster - 6 1/8" h. A pair of pyriform vases on a high splayed foot, molded with a raised floral scroll above a raised band which is over a band overlapping lotus leaves, an incised thin band on the wide neck terminating in a flat ringed mouth. The dirty light brown and crazed glaze on the exterior falls to halfway down the foot where the grey sugary body is brown from firing. A third vase is of baluster form with moled leaves on the shoulder below the bulbous portion and on the foot, two applied tubular handles above an incised ring on the neck. The dirty light brown glaze is halfway down the foot.

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    Blue Glass Vase with Box ( vase only from above)

    Top view of small blown glass bottle, mottled with various colors ranging from light blue to brown intermixed with bits of mica to create a sparkling effect.

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    Bronze Incised Belt Hook with inlay - detail

    Detail of remains of gold inlay in bronze belt hook.

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    Bronze Incised Belt Hook - side view 2

    2"w. Cast with projecting brows, scrolled horns and large scrolled ears, loop handle below a protruding nose which is flanked by hooked fangs, incised with fur markings, traces of gilding present. Dated to Late Eastern Zhou/ Early Han Dynasty.

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    Chinese Inscribed Bronze Mirror (back)

    3" w. Cast and decorated in relief with two men flanking the pierced dumbell-form knob and with eight Buddhist precious objects dispersed above and below. Narrow wedge shaped ridge.

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    Stoneware Cup - profile view

    2" average height. One of set of 3 cups, campanualate with slightly thickened rims and solid straight sided foot-rings, yellowish glassy and finely crazed glaze, grey body.

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    Chinese Ming Style Vase - view 1

    7" h. Baluster form, very finely painted in brilliant underglazed-blue from the lip down, a band of ruyi heads with hanging jewel pendants, on the bottom of the neck a band of stiff overlapping leaves followed by a narrow band of diamond diaper alternating with four Buddhist emblems, the Wheel of the Law, conch shell, umbrella and vase, followed by a band of pendant three prong spear heads on the shoulder, two chilong standing at the top of a cliff with a twisted tree trunk above and behind them with rock formations, on the tall splayed foot a band of formal lotus pod lappets, stippling and mottling simulating "heaped and piled" effect, surface with "orange peel" effect, seal characters of Yongzheng and of the period.

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    Chinese Gu Yue Xuan Vase (view 1)

    4 7/8" h. Slender ovate form, cylindrical foot ring, tapered shoulder and trumpet horn neck and mouth, raised enamel décor from top to bottom, on the neck a band of ruyi heads followed by a band of pendant jewels, on the shoulder band of upright overlapping stiff leaves, a narrow double reciprocating linear band, a wider Greek key band followed by a narrow pendant spear head band, the body with a hawk standing on a rock formation with lotus leaves below and a large setting sun to the left, above the sun is a short poem in black enamel with three red seals, on the foot ring is a band of ruyi heads followed by a band of floral meander alternating with Greek key, the bands in blue enamel, the scene in polychrome enamel, egg shell thin porcelain, red enamel four character mark "made for the hall of cultivation of virtue" - a palace mark in a double line square with rounded corners.

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    Carved Nuts with Literary Scenes - top view

    1 1/2""h x 1 3/4""l (including base). Finely carved sampan with moveable windows and doors set on a peach stone stand carved with raised flowers on an inverted chevron ground.

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    Chinese Tomb Candle Holders - view 3

    7" h. Paneled hu-formed stem with two degenerated animal head handles, molded in relief with floral sprays divided by bow-form raised and molded vertical lines raised on a high tapered base molded in relief with a frieze of stylized lotus petals, supported by five simple feet, surmounted by a hexagonal drip pan, on top there is an inverted scalloped tip collar surmounted by a tapered lip, minutely crazed greenish-beige glaze carelessly applied

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    Chinese Ladies - part of set

    Back view of painted earthenware figure of a woman, boasting long sleeves and slender shape and an extended bouffant hairstyle. Funerary figurine.

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    Stoneware Cup - bottom view

    2" average height. One of set of 3 cups, campanualate with slightly thickened rims and solid straight sided foot-rings, yellowish glassy and finely crazed glaze, grey body.

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    Funerary Vases (view 2) vase 2

    This unusual green glaze jar belongs to a particular type of funerary vessel made during the Three Kingdoms and Western Jin dynasties. Called a hunping (spirit jar), it has a long tapered body topped by a configuration of architectural elements and animals. In this example, figures circle the jar as other creatures swarm up the neck of the container.

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    Chinese Famille Rose Vases

    5 1/2" h. Tall, slender form with ovoid body, slender elongated neck flaring to an inverted lip with an overall incised design of flowers enameled in famille rose colors, red enamel seal mark of Qianlong and of the period.

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    Chinese "Hare's Fur" teabowl (top)

    2 1/2"" h x 4 1/4""w.